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Salisbury, MD – A top regional environmentalist says there's no substitute for reining in growth on the Delmarva Peninsula to save the Chesapeake Bay and the environment. During an appearance on campus of Salisbury University, Tom Horton says it is time to down-zone land at the county level.

Salisbury, MD – The Big Band era may be over. However, Bob Craig, a legend in his hometown of Ocean City, is determined to boost public interest in the music -- even if he is over 90 years old.

Washington – With the images of the Barak Obama's inauguration still in mind, Marylanders reflect on the significance of the first African American to become President.

Salisbury, MD – With the nation swearing in the first African American as President of the United States, the torch -- in the words of President John F. Kennedy -- is being passed to a new generation. But even as optimism fills the air, the glow can quickly fade as the new President gets down to work.

Salisbury, MD – With the inauguration of the first African American President, many of those in the black community ponder it's meaning, as the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior.

Annapolis – Governor Martin O'Malley is reportedly considering laying off hundreds of state employees, as Maryland faces a $1.9 billion budget deficit in the next fiscal year. The Governor hinted at the layoffs during an appearance on the Mark Steiner Show with top leaders in the General Assembly.

Salisbury, MD – As shoppers hustle about the Department stores looking for last minute gifts, there are those who are forgotten in the festive mood that surrounds this time of year. They are the homeless with their daily struggles just to survive.

Salisbury, MD – During the Vietnam war the Wilmington Morning News published letters from soldiers serving in Southeast Asia. Now, those letters appear in a new book, "Vietnam Mail Bag: Voices From the War 1968 to 1972" by Nancy Lynch. Twelve of those soldiers recently talked with Lynch about their experiences.

Salisbury, MD – With retails sales in a slump for the fifth straight month, many shoppers are looking for deals on which to spend their hard earned cash. At the Centre at Salisbury, many say, they are using all kinds of strategies to pick up the best buys.

Salisbury – With the growing Hispanic population in Delaware, local and state police are trying to get Latinos who are undocumented to report when they have been victims of crime.

Salisbury, MD – Libraries and schools looking for artists to bring to their facilities may find some help at the first Regional Arts Showcase on the Eastern Shore December 11.

Salisbury, MD – With the opening of the film "Twilight", Public Radio Delmarva reprises interview with actress Illyana Kadushin, who read the book for it's audio version.

Salisbury, MD – With billions of dollars spent on the war in Iraq, Americans have not been asked to sacrifice financially. Not so for the Second World war, when Americans were asked to buy war bonds. And, writes Public Radio Delmarva's Dick Rosse, buy they did.

Salisbury, MD – Arun Gandhi, a visiting scholar at Salisbury University, assesses the impact of an Obama presidency on U.S. international relations.

Salisbury, MD – With Congress poised to look at a $25 billion for the auto industry, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) says he is optimistic for the prospects of Delaware holding on to it's GM plant.

Salisbury, MD – Witht the election of Barak Obama to the White House and the strengthening of Democratic control of Washington, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) says his party needs to proceed cautiously.

Salisbury, MD – With the falling stockmarket and news of a deep recession on the way, Public Delmarva's Essayist Penny Hartman finds she's now glued to financial news programs tightening up her own budget in these retirement years.

Salisbury, MD – Maryland's first congressional district is coming down to the wire, with public opinion polls showing a close race between Republican Andy Harris and Democrat Frank Kratovil. With the defeat of incumbent Republican congressman Wayne Gilchrest, Democrats are hoping they can pick up the seat in a Democratic year.

Salisburgy, MD – On November 4th Maryland voters will at long last decide whether slot machine gambling will be legal at five locations around the state including at Ocean Downs on the Eastern Shore.

Salisbury – A look at the presidential elections and race as part of a joint project with Salisbury University. Production and editorial assistance from Ese Jessa and Kyle Shetterly.

Salisbury, md – With Democratic Presidential candidate Barak Obama the first African American to capture the nomination of a major party in the United State, Salisbury University students talked with Delmarva residents about the issue of race and the election. The story was produced as part of a joint project with Salisbury University and with production and editorial assistance from Mohammad Abdalla Vincent Legare.

Salisbury, MD – Now that the final presidential debate is done, it's a race to the finish for presidential candidates Barak Obama and John McCaine. CBS News analyst and pollster Dotty Lynch sizes up the race looking at the debates, Sarah Palin and the issue of race. She appeared on the campus of Salisbury University for the Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Salisbury, MD – With the sharp drop in the stock market, unemployment at around 6% and continuing housing foreclosures, Delmarvans talk about their economic anxieties.

Salisbury, MD – Failing financial institutions and a falling stock market have dominated the nation's news. And, it comes against the backdrop of a presidential election. But for Public Radio Delmarva's Dick Rosse, today's events echo an earlier period.

Salisbury, MD – Paola Gianturco documents the lives of women around the world who make a positive difference in her book, "Women Who Light the Dark". She will be visting Chesapeake Community College October 7th.

Salisbury – To cheers, applause and some boos at their first debate on the Eastern Shore, the three Congressional candidates in Maryland's first district clashed over issues ranging from the financial bailout and the health of the Chesapeake Bay to U. S. military involvement in Iraq.

Salisbury, MD – With the economic storm that has swept the financial sector, Delmarvans are watching anxiously at the outcome. Danny Irvin, associate professor of finance at the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University talks about the financial crisis.

Salisbury – Salisbury University has issued a hiring freeze as the new Maryland State Budget projects take a plunge.

Salisbury – Red Cross Volunteers up and down Delmarva are now in Texas aiding in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

Salisbury – With the rising sea levels due to global warming, the 3rd annual conference of the American Institute of Architects on Sustainability looks at its on impact on the Delmarva coast ranging from storms to beach erosion

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